Is it possible to settle hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for tractor-trailer drivers to everyone’s satisfaction? Nearly a year after federal regulators overturned parts of hours-of-service reforms instituted in 2013, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to further loosen the rules, which limit the consecutive driving hours and mandate periods of rest for tractor-trailer drivers. The OOIDA is asking the FMCSA to allow drivers to pause their 14-hour daily clock for up to three consecutive hours and eliminate the 30-minute rest break mandated under the current regulations. HOS rules are intended to reduce ... Read More
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